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Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in November 2013

Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in November 2013

Highlights:

Majorities of Democrats and Republicans support several climate and energy policies. For example:

• Providing tax rebates for people who purchase energy-efficient vehicles or solar panels (82% of Democrats and 62% of Republicans support this).

• Funding more research into renewable energy sources (84% and 60% respectively).

• Regulating CO2  as a pollutant (85% and 55%).

• Eliminating all subsidies for the fossil-fuel industry (67% and 52%).

While there are important policy differences between Democrats and Republicans, there is also some common ground on which the nation could build an effective response to climate change.

Topics | Policy Support